Organic Beauty Foundation Guide

Organic Beauty Foundation Guide

My organic beauty foundation guide is officially complete…at least until I try another foundation that I like!  I’ve tried a ton of foundations since going green 7 years ago and I’ve narrowed it down to the products that performed.  After all you shouldn’t have to sacrifice a good foundation when transitioning to green beauty.

I really wanted to give you guys all the tools to make the best decision when choosing a foundation.  I broke it down into easy to read categories, getting specific on skin type even.  Also, all the photos below are taken in the same light up until the W3ll People BB Cream.  After that I added new foundations and they are in a different light.  However, there is no filter on any of them.  The foundations are on the right side in the photo for the first half of the reviews, then for the second half of the reviews they’re on the left side.  If I’m wearing foundation on one side then I’m wearing nothing on the other side.  I wanted you guys to see the comparison. This is literally what the product looks like on my skin.  I really hope it helps you to find a foundation that works for your skin and that you love!

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to comment below, or email me- I would love to help you out!

*Also, I even created a free download for you guys on how to achieve flawless foundation application!  I’m sharing my 3 step process to ensure your foundation stays looking good from start to finish.  Plus, all the brushes I use for each foundation.  Download it below!

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Vapour Organic Foundation Stick

Vapour Atmosphere Luminous Foundation Stick-

Formula: Comes in a stick form.  It feels like a thicker cream.

How it looks on: It gives a very natural dewy look.

Coverage: It gives light to medium coverage.

Skin type: This foundation is great for those with dry to combination skin. I like applying a finishing powder on top to help set it for the day since it can wear off by the end of the day.

Why I like it: I love how easy it is to use and the buildable coverage you can get with it. You don’t have to worry about anything spilling out since it’s in stick form. A great option for those who want a natural look but with some coverage.  It’s also quick to apply, so good mom option for when you only have 5 minutes to get ready. Get your Vapour Foundation Stick here!

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Kjaer Weis Foundation

Kjaer Weis Foundation-

Formula: Comes in a solid cream compact.  It feels like a solid cream foundation opposed to liquid.

How it looks on: It gives a very covered, more matte look.  This is great for those who like a heavier foundation and full coverage.

Coverage: Medium to full coverage.

Skin Type: This foundation is great for those with oily to combination and even dry if you make sure and apply an oil or moisturizer before application.

Why I like it: I can literally apply this in the morning and still look fresh faced by 7 at night.  It really keeps you looking polished all day long. It’s great for days you need long wear and days you just need more coverage. Snag your Kjaer Weis Foundation here!

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Crunchi Organic liquid Foundation Natural 2.5

Crunchi Foundation-

Formula: This is a liquid foundation and is creamy and moisturizing and comes in a glass container- which I love!

How it looks on: It looks dewy and natural.

Coverage: It offers medium coverage.

Skin Type: Great for all skin types.

Why I like it: This is a great everyday foundation.  It literally glides on the skin and offers good coverage, while still looking like you don’t have a ton of makeup on. It also has a slight hint of vanilla- but not strong at all and not synthetic. It quickly dissipates after a while. Get your Crunchi Foundation here!

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Zuzu Luxe Oil-Free Liquid Foundation

ZuZu Luxe Oil Free Liquid Foundation-

Formula: This foundation is a creamy liquid foundation.

How it looks on: It gives your skin a put together look but at the same time doesn’t look overdone or heavy.

Coverage: Provides light to medium coverage depending on how much you apply.

Skin Type: Great for all skin types, but especially those who have oily skin.  Since this is oil free there’s no extra shine to worry about.

Why I like it: This foundation looks good on everyone, is easy to apply and can be found at most Whole Foods or health food stores.  Plus, it’s budget friendly.  A great all around pick! Get your Zuzu Luxe Oil Free Foundation here!

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Dusty Girls Tinted Earth Cream in Medium

Dusty Girls Earth Cream

Formula:  This is a BB cream. It’s very creamy in texture and comes in a pump bottle.

How it looks on: It looks dewy and natural but gives a pulled together look.

Coverage: Gives light to medium coverage.

Skin type: Great for all skin types, even those with acne.  It has many healing properties that help soothe acne. If you do have oily skin, we recommend using a powder after application to help set it for the day since it is a very creamy formula.

Why I like it: This BB cream is so easy to apply and a great effortless look for everyday wear or in the summer when you want some coverage but don’t want to look overdone.  Get your foundation here!

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Root Pretty Pearlized Mineral Powder Foundation in G3.5

Root Pretty Pearlized Foundation Powder-

Formula:  This is a loose powder foundation.

How it looks on: It has tiny light reflective pigments in it that help create a pearlized effect on the skin giving your face a glow.

Coverage: Light to medium to full coverage, depending on application. When used with a wet beauty blender the coverage is medium to full.

Skin Type: Any skin type.  If you have dry skin just make sure and apply a moisturizer/oil beforehand, so you don’t have dry patches.

Why I like it: It stays the whole day when we use a damp beauty blender and almost gives us an air brushed look.  It looks dewy compared to other powders we’ve used because of the pearlized light reflective pigments in it.  Get your Root Pretty Powder here!

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Gressa Minimalist Foundation in 3.5

Gressa Minimalist Corrective Serum Foundation-

Formula: This feels like a very thin paint, almost like a paint thinner- I know sounds strange but the best way to describe it.  It comes in a glass dropper bottle.

How it looks on: It looks very natural and dewy on.  It will feel like you aren’t wearing foundation at all.

Coverage: It offers light to medium coverage.

Skin Type: This is great for any skin type.  Although it is a liquid it dries more matte. So it’s good for oilier complexions or dry.

Why I like it: It creates such a natural flawless dewy look. You’ll feel like nothing is on your skin. It’s a lit from within glow. Plus, it offers a vitamin for your skin with all it’s nutrients.  Always shake it up as the product can separate naturally.  Get your Gressa Foundation here!

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Ilia Foundation in SF3

Ilia Vivid Foundation-

Formula: This comes in a pump bottle and feels like a very creamy lotion.

How it looks on: It gives a dewy pulled together look.

Coverage: Light to medium.

Application: We like applying this with our fingers or beauty blender.

Why I like it: This goes on so smooth and is a great foundation to have around for everyday wear.  Your skin will look polished and not cakey. Great for sensitive skin types.  It’s so easy to apply too, feels like a really great tinted moisturizer but with solid coverage. Get your Ilia Foundation here!

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Wearing Inika BB Cream

Inika BB Cream-

Formula: A very creamy consistency in a pump bottle.

How it looks on: It gives a dewy, natural look to the skin.

Coverage: light

Skin Type: This is great for dry to combination skin types that don’t want a lot of coverage.

Why I like it: Although the formula is too light for me(I like at least a medium coverage foundation) I really like the consistency and the feel of the product.  It doesn’t feel like you’re wearing anything and the ingredients are great.  If you do like more of a medium to full coverage look you could always spot conceal where you don’t get enough coverage or you could try mixing your concealer with the bb cream.  Get your BB Cream here!

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Wearing Honest Beauty Foundation

Honest Beauty Foundation-

Formula: The foundation comes in a cream compact. Feels creamy and then turns to a slight powder feel when finished applying.

How it looks on: It looks matte.

Coverage: Medium to full coverage.

Skin Type: All skin types.

Why I like it: The formula goes on so smooth and creamy and provides such great coverage.  It lasts from in the morning until you take it off at night.  It takes away my redness too.  Plus, it’s a budget friendly pick!  You can snag 3 items from Honest Beauty for $50 if you use their bundling service!  This foundation alone is $30- so that’s a steal. Get your Honest Beauty Foundation here!

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Wearing W3ll People Bio Tint BB Cream

W3ll People BB Cream-

Formula: Feels creamy and thicker.

How it looks on: Looks natural and dewy.

Coverage: Light to medium.

Skin Type: All skin types.

Why I like it: This is a newer product within the last year for W3ll People.  I like that it offers SPF30, some great protection, yet it doesn’t feel too heavy.  Great for summer, but also if you live somewhere that’s constantly sunny and want sun protection in your foundation on the daily.  I really appreciate that it is a little thicker and offers some decent coverage too.  Get your BB Cream here!

 

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Wearing Ilia True Skin Serum Organic Foundation in SF3 on the left and nothing on the right.

Ilia True Skin Serum Foundation-

Formula: Feels creamy and comes in a pump bottle.

How it looks on: Looks velvety and like your skin- very natural.

Coverage: Light to medium coverage.

Skin Type: All Skin Types.

Why I like it:  I actually prefer this over Ilia’s Vivid Founation because it doesn’t feel greasy to me and the longevity is great.  It is a liquid but then it sets after a while and you get a great long wearing foundation.  It really feels and acts like your skin, yet I still feel like it gives my skin great coverage.

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Wearing Inika Organic Liquid Foundation in Nude on the left and nothing on the right.

Inika Foundation-

Formula: Feels creamy and more like a thicker lotion.

How it looks on: Looks dewy and soft on.

Coverage: Offers light to medium coverage.

Skin Type: Normal to dry skin types

Why I like it: The formula is so hydrating with hyaluronic acid. It feels like a cross between a great facial lotion and foundation.  I like it better for me because it offers better coverage than the bb cream.  This is great for those wanting a more hydrating liquid foundation with some decent coverage.  I feel like I have a glow while wearing it!

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Wearing Fitglow Vita Active Serum organic Foundation in VF2 on the left and nothing on the right.

Fitglow Beauty Vita-Active Foundation-

Formula: A creamy liquid.

How it looks on: Looks so natural and healthy.  My skin honestly looks so good when I wear it!

Coverage: Offers light to medium coverage.

Skin Type: All Skin Types.

Why I like it:  This formula is so good.  I’ve only been testing it for a week and debated whether or not to put it in the post but honestly even after a week of using it I love it!  My skin looks so natural.  It acts like your skin but covers up the redness, and imperfections- creating a smooth even canvas.  I can’t stop wearing it!  What I’m excited to see is how my skin improves from wearing it.  It’s really a skin serum and foundation in one.  Filled with skin healthy ingredients like vitamin C, seaweed brighteners, and beta carotene.  It’s no surprise if your skin starts to look better after using it!

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Wearing Kosas Tinted Face Oil on the left in 03 and 05-mixed together and nothing on the right.

Kosas Tinted Face Oil-

Formula: An oily paint thinner like feel more liquid feel then creamy- I know so weird but that’s an accurate description. 😉

How it looks on: Looks so natural and dewy.  Very hydrated look.

Coverage: Light to medium coverage.

Skin Type: Normal to dry.

Why I like it: This is a new find for me and I’ve been loving how dewy it makes my skin feel.  I thought I wouldn’t like it because I didn’t think it would offer enough coverage for me, but it actually gives a good amount of coverage.  It makes my skin glow.  I’v gotten so many compliments since wearing it!  People always say my skin is glowing.  I’ll take it!

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Wearing Clove and Hollow Pressed Mineral Foundation in 04 on the left and nothing on the right.

Clove and Hollow Pressed Mineral Foundation-

Formula: A pressed powdered mineral foundation, very finely milled.

How it looks on: It looks so natural and soft. A light matte finish.

Coverage: It provides light to medium coverage.

Skin Type: Normal to oily.

Why I like it: It’s been hard to find a pressed powered foundation in green beauty.  This one is nice because it is pressed but still feels light and airy on the skin.  Also great to wear over liquid foundation to help set it. I love applying this to my oily eyelids too to help set them!

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Wearing Alima Pure Satin Matte Foundation Powder in Neutral 2 on the left and nothing on the right.

Alima Pure Loose Mineral Powder Foundation-

Formula:  A loose mineral powdered foundation- super fine powder.

How it looks on:  This powder looks so lovely on.  Very natural and velvety even though it’s a powder.

Coverage: Provides light to medium coverage.

Skin Type: Normal to oily.

Why I like it: Even though this is a loose powder foundation, it still doesn’t get messy.  I just tap the powder into the cap and swirl the brush around and then apply the foundation. Doesn’t feel cakey or heavy for a foundation but light. The fish is flawless.  For a powdered foundation this one is pretty great!

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Wearing Inika Organic Pressed Baked Mineral Foundation in Patience on my left side and nothing on my right.

Inika Pressed Mineral Foundation-

Formula: A pressed mineral powdered foundation.

How it looks on:  This powder looks so natural.  Very lightweight, gives more of a mate finish.

Coverage: Provides light to medium coverage.

Skin Type: Normal to oily.

Why I like it: This is another pressed mineral powdered foundation that’s come on the scene. It’s feels feathery light and is a great powder to apply over liquid foundations.  The coverage is lighter than Inika’s loose mineral foundation.  A very soft look overall.

That sums up my foundation guide.  See anything you want to try?  What’s your go to green beauty foundation?

 

Did you like this? Then I think you’ll LOVE my Tips & Tricks to get Flawless Foundation Coverage. I share how I prep my skin, what brushes I use for which foundation.

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Everyday Makeup Look- Spring/Summer Edition

Check out my Everyday Makeup Look- Spring/Summer Edition! Ok, as promised here is a full review of all the makeup products I used to create my recent Instagram Live.  So many of you asked for the products, colors, etc. so I thought it would be good to just list a full blog post of what I use.  Plus, the video!

Makeup Deets:

*Aillea is having 15% off using code: MEMORIAL.  Most of them I tried to link to Aillea! 

Let me know if you have any questions!  Also, if you like my Instagram Lives let me know!

 

October Green Beauty Faves

October Green Beauty Faves

I’ve got some October Green Beauty Faves that I’ve been waiting to share with you guys!  These are products that I keep going back too.  I try so many products as you know, so when something sticks out I know it’s good.  This month I have everything from a new mask that I can’t stop talking about, a mascara that has proven to be the real deal and lots more makeup and skin treats.  Trust me- ya don’t want to miss this!

Let’s get to it!

Live Botanical Luna Rose & Honey Glowing Cleansing Mask-

This mask is the bomb diggity!  But really.  First of all it’s $28, yes $28 people!  The ingredients are jaw dropping and so clean and the formula works.  It actually gives your skin a glow after using.  I use it everyday- I’m addicted!  It’s the perfect mask/cleanser to use in the morning to wake up your skin.  I apply on damp skin and rub in circular motions all over.  Then I let it sit on my skin while I brush my teeth and pluck my eyebrows.  It’s usually 5-7 minutes.  The perfect amount of time to get my glowing skin on!  My skin looks fresh and vibrant after…and again its’s $28!  Need I say more?  Oh and I have a 20% off coupon too: Use Code GURLGONEGREEN – snag it here!

Innersense i Create Volumizing Mousse-

I was so excited to get this product in the mail- couldn’t wait! I’m a fine/thin haired gal and I need all the volume and lift I can get- can I get a witness??  I have tried a lot of lift sprays but no mousse in green beauty that’s worked…until now!  This mousse isn’t like the rest.  It gives my hair volume and a thick feeling all day long.  I also love the texture I get from it.  My hair can feel blahh if I don’t put something in it and this instantly gives my hair the lift I need.  It lasts throughout the day which I love. I apply 2 pumps throughout my damp hair and then blood dry my hair upside down to get the most volume I can get.  Trust me- you need this! Get your i Create Mousse here!

Teri Miyahira Beauty-

Ok, I have to talk to you guys about Teri’s makeup…because it’s SO good!  I get a box from her each month and I’m constantly amazed at the quality of products and performance.  The pigments in the makeup are so vibrant and the color pay off amazing!  She gets just the right amount of shimmer in her pigments to bring them to life but not make them look chintzy or overdone.  A couple products I’m loving from her right now are her prep and set- it feels so light on the skin and doesn’t make my skin look cakey, yet offers a great final touch for my makeup.  I’m also digging her blush duo in Conquer- it has two different colors that when mixed together create the perfect pinkish blush hue.  It goes with anything.  Her Explore powder bronzer is another fave- not too dark and not too light.  I can’t forget about her Brilliance Powder Illuminating Duo- this powder gives skin the perfect highlight and warms you up at the same time with the warmer bronze hue.  I’m telling you- her stuff is legit!  Plus, she’s having sales on stuff quite often.  Check out her full line here! 

Hush & Dotti Mascara-

So if you’ve followed me for a hot minute, you know that I’ve been obsessing over this mascara!  I usually get mascara’s and are unimpressed- this one however has been a different story.  It gives my lashes thickness, length and separation.  A great overall building mascara.  It lasts the whole day and doesn’t smear off onto my eyelids.  It’s an all around winner!  I know everyone’s eyes are different but for me it’s worked beautifully.  Grab yours here!

Maya Chia Waterless Wonder Balm-

This balm is life!  It works all year round, but especially when the weather starts to turn cold.  It not only seeps into my skin and moisturizes but also provides a barrier to protect my skin and seal in the moisture.  It feels like a balm as you apply it but then quickly melts as it touches your skin.  Initially my skin feels slightly oily but not greasy.  It goes away after 5 minutes.  I love applying this to my feet at night too for extra hydration and baby soft feet!  And the smell…amazing! It has an orange blossom scent that is divine.  It’s your go to moisturizer for anything and everything!  Get your balm here!

CV Skin Labs-

This is another hydrating product that I’ve come across and been loving.  Can you tell it’s getting colder her?!  Bring out the moisturizers.  I tried their Rescue + Relief Spray and have been loving how soothing it feels.  It’s meant to help calm irritated or inflamed skin.  Especially great for after shaving for razor burn.  It comes in a spray form and you just spray it on wherever you need lasting moisture and relief.  It seems really thin but after letting it set in I realized how hydrated my skin actually felt.  I was pleasantly surprised.  You can even keep this in the fridge for the ultimate skin cooling treat.  If you have sensitive skin this would be perfect!  Get your Rescue + Relief Spray here! 

I also have been loving their Body Repair Lotion. It feels like a thicker body lotion and comes in a pump form.  I would actually spray the Rescue + Relief Spray first and then use the Body Repair Lotion for ultimate hydration.  This is great for those with dermatitis, eczema, and inflamed skin from waxing or shaving. It doesn’t make my skin feel greasy but soaks right in- which I love.  It reminds me of body lotion I used to get that just did the job great and didn’t have a lot of extra fluff.  My husband likes it a lot too!  There isn’t a smell to it- just nice and natural. Grab your Body Repair Lotion here!

Last product from them is their Calming Moisture.  This hydrates so well and is so soothing.  A little goes a long way in providing lasting hydration.  It’s similar to the other two products from the line- great for calming irritated/red skin.  This one is specifically created for your face, neck and scalp.   It’s not only going to provide moisture but relief and protection.  This is definitely going to be a winter staple.  Often times in the winter skin gets easily chapped, red and aggravated due to the harsh climates, but with this in my back pocket it won’t stand a chance!  Get your Calming Moisture here! 

Beauty Heroes Makeup Discovery- Axiology

I really can’t sign off until I mention Beauty Heroes Makeup Selection this time around- Axiology Lipsticks.  I mean this discovery is one for the books!  If you haven’t tried Axiology Lipsticks I recommend you get on them- stat.  They perform like no other lipstick in green beauty.  The ingredients are as clean as they come, the color pigments amazing and the dewy formula spot on.  I clearly am obsessed.  This month with Beauty Heroes you were able to pick from 3 different collections- Daring, Bright or Natural.  The names obviously coincide with the lipstick colors.  I chose Bright, which includes Vibration and Noble for lipstick colors and Keen for the lip crayon.  I seriously love all the colors!!  The best part of all? You can get a collection for just $45!  I know- crazy.  An over $80 value!  Snag them now, because when a deal is this good, it’s going to go quick.  Even if you don’t need any, Christmas is right around the corner!  What a fun gift to give to someone.  Get your Axiology lip collection here!  

That sums up my October favorites!  See anything you want to try?

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